FON have a nifty little idea (and some investment from Google, Skype and Index Ventures, if memory serves). Their idea is that if you use one of their wireless routers, you get a login which you can then use on any other FON owner’s wireless router.
This gives you free wi-fi Internet access anywhere there is a FON user. Great.
One thing about this really bugs me though. Whenever my computer has to re-establish a connection with my router (whenever it wakes from sleep, or I return to the office from a meeting), if I try to browse to an Internet page, I am presented with the FON login page.
This wouldn’t be too bad, if the login page could remember the page I was originally trying to browse to and re-directed me there after successful login.
No, instead the successful login re-directs to a useless FON page.
Now, consider what happens when I re-start my computer. I shut down my browsers (I generally have 4-5 browsers running simultaneously with 30-40 tabs per browser). When I re-open any browser, I am presented with 30-40 FON login pages with no hope of getting back to the page which had been originally open.
AAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! Totally infuriating.
This happened once too often this morning and I am now turning off my FON router.
FON, if you get this issue resolved, let me know and I will give you another try. Until then, hasta lluego!